University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Number: SRGV4893
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Provide leadership and expertise in the planning, design and production of instructional materials and courseware in a higher education setting, utilizing both traditional and advanced instructional design techniques while applying appropriate technologies. Responsible for overseeing instructional course design in collaboration with content area experts and faculty.

Description of Duties:
• Manages online course and program development, including strategic and implementation plan for asynchronous and synchronous programs and curriculum.
• Provides pedagogical and technological guidance to faculty regarding the development and evaluation of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, and research projects.
• Closely collaborates with faculty in the use of instructional technologies.
• Leads assigned staff in the design and production of instructional materials; influences larger learning technology decisions as they affect assigned area.
• Creates, maintains, and manages documentation for projects and manages assigned projects through completion per SACSCOC, LCME , THECB and similar agencies.
• Designs complex research protocol and conducts educational research, including the coordination and evaluation of data collection, data analysis, and the dissemination of results as appropriate.
• Supports the development of virtual worlds and immersive learning.
• Prepares and submits grant applications to obtain funding for curriculum development or academic research projects as appropriate and may act as Principle Investigator as appropriate.
• Assists with the development of departmental policies and procedures.
• Ensures that all coursework is in line with accreditation standards for the curriculum.
• Plans and coordinates skills assessments and training.
• Coordinates, develops and conducts seminars, workshops, training and courses on various education and technology related topics.
• Researches, evaluates and recommends new instructional strategies and materials.
• Develops and generates reports as needed to evaluate assigned programs.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education:
PhD or equivalent terminal degree in education, instructional design /technology, or closely related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
• One (1) year of experience as an instructional designer, developer, trainer, educator, writer, or a combination of all the above; or
• Five (5) years of the required experience with a Master’s degree in education, instructional design /technology, or closely related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Experience:
Experience in higher education.

Use of standard office equipment. Knowledge of software applicable to higher education curricula.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Knowledge of current and emerging technology, learning and instructional theory, instructional design principles, design process, and interface design principles. Ability to work as a team member and to establish effective working relationships. Ability to effectively use interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical Capabilities:
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 02/15/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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